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“Friendly docent!”

History Center and Museum of San Luis Obispo County
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Owner description: Located in the former Carnegie Library, this museum traces the history of San Luis Obispo County from the era of the Chumash and Salinan Indians to present day.
Stockton, California, United States
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Friendly docent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

The museum docent, Victoria, was so informative and friendly. We learned about how the city of San Luis Obispo was started, really personalized our visit!

Visited July 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“History Center”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

Very nice. Small, but educating. One room was closed for repairs, but overall, worth a "pop in". A room for children was interesting for this adult. The "librarians" office from the 19th century.

Visited April 2013
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San Luis Obispo, California
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Small but excellent and worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

You don't expect to find such an excellent museum in such a small city. The exhibits are exceptionally interesting and professionally presented. The volunteer staff are friendly and very helpful. And the building, originally a Carnegie library, is a nicely restored gem. Well worth a visit.

Visited March 2013
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SAN RAMON
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Small but worthwhile”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2013

A lot of information and well-chosen artifacts make this small museum a worthwhile stop near the mission. Love that it's in the old library; has a very vintage feel to it. Nice gift shop as well. Free and interesting.

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Small gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

The former Carnegie library is a wonderful little building, much better designed that those back east. There's not much space for displays but the exhibit on the Dallidet family was well presented and a good introduction to local history.

Visited December 2012
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